April 11, 2010

Optimist Club's woodworking booth most popular attraction

There were 25 people in line when the doors opened at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday for the Children's Festival at Marathon Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.  More than 2,000 people visited throughout the day to enjoy this family-friendly activity.
From arts and crafts to puzzles and pets, the children get the opportunity to participate with hands-on activities.  According to park superintendent Karyn Powers the children enrich their creativity by seeing and feeling things that might be different than what they experience at home. 

For 37 years, one of the most popular booths has been offered by the Wausau Optimist Club.  They offer a Woodworking Booth where kids pick out a small piece of lumber and then go to work hammering nails.  The club demonstrates how to hold the tools and hammer safely so that they will be safe avoid injury. 

What a great way to engage with the imagination, energy and sensory stimulation of the kids.

Thanks to the Wausau Optimist Club for the pictures and story.
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